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2014–15 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round were played from 1 July to 27 August 2014. A total of 55 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.[1]

All times were CEST (UTC+2).

Contents

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws were held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[2]

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
First qualifying round 23 June 2014, 12:00[3] 1–2 July 2014 8–9 July 2014
Second qualifying round 15–16 July 2014 22–23 July 2014
Third qualifying round 18 July 2014, 12:00[4] 29–30 July 2014 5–6 August 2014
Play-off round 8 August 2014, 12:00[5] 19–20 August 2014 26–27 August 2014

FormatEdit

In the qualifying phase and play-off round, each tie was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, then 30 minutes of extra time was played. The away goals rule was again applied after extra time, i.e. if there were goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score was still level, the visiting team advanced by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals were scored during extra time, the tie was decided by penalty shoot-out.[1]

In the draws for each round, teams were seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots. A seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs in each tie decided randomly. Due to the limited time between matches, the draws for the second and third qualifying rounds took place before the results of the previous round were known. For these draws (or in any cases where the result of a tie in the previous round was not known at the time of the draw), the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advanced to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they were purely for convenience of the draw and for ensuring that teams from the same association were not drawn against each other, and did not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition.[1]

TeamsEdit

There were two routes which the teams were separated into during qualifying:

  • Champions Route, which included all domestic champions which did not automatically qualify for the group stage.
  • League Route (also called the Non-champions Path or the Best-placed Path), which included all domestic non-champions which did not automatically qualify for the group stage.

A total of 55 teams (40 in Champions Route, 15 in League Route) were involved in the qualifying phase and play-off round. The 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route) advanced to the group stage to join the 22 automatic qualifiers. The 15 losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round, and the 10 losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage.[1]

Below were the participating teams (with their 2014 UEFA club coefficients),[6] grouped by their starting rounds.[7]

Key to colours
Winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage
Losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage
Losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round

Champions RouteEdit

Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Red Bull Salzburg 46.185
  APOEL 37.650
  AaB 5.260
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Steaua București 39.451
  Celtic 36.813
  BATE Borisov 33.725
  Sparta Prague 28.870
  Dinamo Zagreb 23.925
  Ludogorets Razgrad 18.125
  Maccabi Tel Aviv 17.875
  Sheriff Tiraspol 17.075
  Maribor 16.200
  Legia Warsaw 15.275
  Partizan 14.825
  Debrecen 10.325
  Slovan Bratislava 8.700
  Aktobe 8.150
  Ventspils 7.750
  Qarabağ 7.575
  HJK 7.435
  Dinamo Tbilisi 6.975
  Malmö FF 6.265
  KR 5.350
  F91 Dudelange 4.975
  Strømsgodset 4.855
  The New Saints 4.850
  St Patrick's Athletic 4.775
  Skënderbeu 4.600
  Rabotnički 4.550
  Valletta 4.466
  Zrinjski Mostar 4.000
  Cliftonville 3.225
  Žalgiris Vilnius 3.050
  Sutjeska Nikšić 2.450
First qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Levadia Tallinn 4.575
  HB 3.175
  FC Santa Coloma 2.166
  Banants 1.325
  La Fiorita 0.699
  Lincoln Red Imps 0.000

League RouteEdit

Play-off round
Team Coeff
  Arsenal 112.949
  Porto 105.459
  Bayer Leverkusen 70.328
  Napoli 61.387
  Athletic Bilbao 54.542
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 73.899
  Lille 45.300
  Copenhagen 45.260
  Standard Liège 38.260
  Beşiktaş 32.840
  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 32.193
  Panathinaikos 30.220
  Feyenoord 13.362
  Grasshoppers 9.645
  AEL Limassol 7.650

First qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of six teams played in the first qualifying round.[8] The draw was held on 23 June 2014.[9]

Seeded Unseeded

  Levadia Tallinn
  HB
  FC Santa Coloma

  Banants
  La Fiorita
  Lincoln Red Imps

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 1 and 2 July, and the second legs were played on 8 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Santa Coloma   3–3 (a)   Banants 1–0 2–3
Lincoln Red Imps   3–6   HB 1–1 2–5
La Fiorita   0–8   Levadia Tallinn 0–1 0–7


MatchesEdit

FC Santa Coloma  1–0  Banants
Pujol   5' Report
Banants  3–2  FC Santa Coloma
R. Hovsepyan   29'56' (pen.)
Mashumyan   47'
Report Ildefons Lima   20'
Casals   90+4'

3–3 on aggregate. FC Santa Coloma won on away goals.


Lincoln Red Imps  1–1  HB
J. Chipolina   18' (pen.) Report Hanssen   71'
HB  5–2  Lincoln Red Imps
Hanssen   11'81'
Jensen   25'
Edmundsson   34'
Benjaminsen   88'
Report Cabrera   50'
J. Duarte   77'
Attendance: 1,068

HB won 6–3 on aggregate.


La Fiorita  0–1  Levadia Tallinn
Report Tamm   90+3'
Levadia Tallinn  7–0  La Fiorita
Kulinitš   7'
Subbotin   30'72'
Elhussieny   48'
Artjunin   75'90+2'
Tipurić   85'
Report
Attendance: 1,455

Levadia Tallinn won 8–0 on aggregate.

Second qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of 34 teams played in the second qualifying round:[8] 31 teams which entered in this round, and the three winners of the first qualifying round. The draw was held on 23 June 2014.[9]

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  BATE Borisov
  Maccabi Tel Aviv
  Sheriff Tiraspol
  Maribor
  Aktobe

  Dinamo Tbilisi
  Skënderbeu
  Zrinjski Mostar
  Sutjeska Nikšić
  FC Santa Coloma[†]

  Celtic
  Sparta Prague
  Partizan
  Debrecen
  Slovan Bratislava
  Ventspils

  Malmö FF
  KR
  The New Saints
  Levadia Tallinn[†]
  Cliftonville
  HB[†]

  Steaua București
  Dinamo Zagreb
  Ludogorets Razgrad
  Legia Warsaw
  Qarabağ
  HJK

  F91 Dudelange
  Strømsgodset
  St Patrick's Athletic
  Rabotnički
  Valletta
  Žalgiris Vilnius

Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 July, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BATE Borisov   1–1 (a)   Skënderbeu 0–0 1–1
FC Santa Coloma   0–3[A]   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   0–4   Aktobe 0–1 0–3
Zrinjski Mostar   0–2   Maribor 0–0 0–2
Sheriff Tiraspol   5–0   Sutjeska Nikšić 2–0 3–0
Sparta Prague   8–1   Levadia Tallinn 7–0 1–1
Malmö FF   1–0   Ventspils 0–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava   3–0   The New Saints 1–0 2–0
KR   0–5[B]   Celtic 0–1 0–4
Cliftonville   0–2   Debrecen 0–0 0–2
Partizan   6–1   HB 3–0 3–1
Legia Warsaw   6–1   St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 5–0
Rabotnički   1–2   HJK 0–0 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb   4–0   Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad   5–1   F91 Dudelange 4–0 1–1
Valletta   0–5   Qarabağ 0–1 0–4
Strømsgodset   0–3   Steaua București 0–1 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[10]
  2. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.


MatchesEdit

BATE Borisov  0–0  Skënderbeu
Report
Attendance: 12,671

1–1 on aggregate. BATE Borisov won on away goals.


FC Santa Coloma  0–1  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Report Prica   64'

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Tbilisi  0–1  Aktobe
Report Danilo Neco   51'
Aktobe  3–0  Dinamo Tbilisi
Antonov   75'
Zyankovich   82'
Aimbetov   90+4'
Report

Aktobe won 4–0 on aggregate.


Maribor  2–0  Zrinjski Mostar
Vršič   45'
Ibraimi   57' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 7,500

Maribor won 2–0 on aggregate.


Sheriff Tiraspol  2–0  Sutjeska Nikšić
Mureșan   71'
Isa   87'
Report
Attendance: 6,351
Sutjeska Nikšić  0–3  Sheriff Tiraspol
Report Benson   5'
Luvannor   35'
Isa   54'

Sheriff Tiraspol won 5–0 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague  7–0  Levadia Tallinn
Lafata   22'44'45+4' (pen.)57'60'
Tipurić   55' (o.g.)
Přikyl   84'
Report
Levadia Tallinn  1–1  Sparta Prague
Teever   68' Report Mareček   38'
Attendance: 1,150

Sparta Prague won 8–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF  0–0  Ventspils
Report
Attendance: 8,831
Ventspils  0–1  Malmö FF
Report Thelin   19'

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


The New Saints  0–2  Slovan Bratislava
Report Milinković   74'89'
Attendance: 1,140

Slovan Bratislava won 3–0 on aggregate.


KR  0–1  Celtic
Report McGregor   84'
Attendance: 1,520
Celtic  4–0  KR
Van Dijk   13'20'
Pukki   27'71'
Report

Celtic won 5–0 on aggregate.


Cliftonville  0–0  Debrecen
Report
Attendance: 1,750
Debrecen  2–0  Cliftonville
Mihelič   55'
Sidibe   79'
Report

Debrecen won 2–0 on aggregate.


Partizan  3–0  HB
Lazović   14'64'
Škuletić   71'
Report
Attendance: 11,758
HB  1–3  Partizan
Wardum   35' Report Ninković   49'
Lazović   75'
Grbić   90+1'

Partizan won 6–1 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw  1–1  St Patrick's Athletic
Radović   90+1' Report Fagan   38'
Attendance: 11,075
St Patrick's Athletic  0–5  Legia Warsaw
Report Radović   25'82'
Żyro   69'
Saganowski   87'
Byrne   90+2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,500

Legia Warsaw won 6–1 on aggregate.


Rabotnički  0–0  HJK
Report
Attendance: 1,500
HJK  2–1  Rabotnički
Lod   22'
Moren   26'
Report Vujčić   47'

HJK won 2–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb  2–0  Žalgiris Vilnius
Soudani   58'
Antolić   70'
Report
Attendance: 4,211
Žalgiris Vilnius  0–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Report Soudani   46'
Šimunić   49'
Attendance: 4,000

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–0 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad  4–0  F91 Dudelange
Dani Abalo   35'
Bezjak   43'
Anicet   65'
Espinho   68'
Report
Attendance: 4,104
F91 Dudelange  1–1  Ludogorets Razgrad
Turpel   81' Report Bezjak   51'

Ludogorets Razgrad won 5–1 on aggregate.


Valletta  0–1  Qarabağ
Report Chumbinho   18'
Qarabağ  4–0  Valletta
Reynaldo   15'
Chumbinho   48'
Dias   57'
George   80'
Report

Qarabağ won 5–0 on aggregate.


Steaua București  2–0  Strømsgodset
Râpă   72'
Stanciu   84'
Report

Steaua București won 3–0 on aggregate.

Notes
  1. ^ On 17 July 2014, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Israeli clubs must play their home legs outside of the country "until further notice" due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[11]
  2. ^ The match was played at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh as Celtic's home stadium, Celtic Park, Glasgow, was used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Third qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of 30 teams played in the third qualifying round:[12]

  • Champions Route: three teams which entered in this round, and the 17 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • League Route: ten teams which entered in this round.

The draw was held on 18 July 2014.[13]

Champions Route League Route
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  Red Bull Salzburg
  Celtic[†]
  BATE Borisov[†]
  Dinamo Zagreb[†]
  Sheriff Tiraspol[†]

  Legia Warsaw[†]
  Debrecen[†]
  Slovan Bratislava[†]
  Qarabağ[†]
  AaB

  Steaua București[†]
  APOEL
  Sparta Prague[†]
  Ludogorets Razgrad[†]
  Maccabi Tel Aviv[†]

  Maribor[†]
  Partizan[†]
  Aktobe[†]
  Malmö FF[†]
  HJK[†]

  Zenit Saint Petersburg[‡]
  Lille
  Copenhagen
  Standard Liège
  Beşiktaş

  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[‡]
  Panathinaikos
  Feyenoord
  Grasshoppers
  AEL Limassol

Notes
  1. Winners of the second qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the second qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the third qualifying round.
  2. On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[11] Therefore, Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk could not be drawn into the same tie.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 29 and 30 July, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ   2–3   Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–2
Debrecen   2–3   BATE Borisov 1–0 1–3
Slovan Bratislava   2–1   Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–0
AaB   2–1   Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 2–0
Legia Warsaw   4–4 (a)   Celtic 4–1 0–3[E]
Aktobe   3–4   Steaua București 2–2 1–2
Maribor   3–2   Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2
HJK   2–4   APOEL 2–2 0–2
Sparta Prague   4–4 (a)   Malmö FF 4–2 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad   2–2 (a)   Partizan 0–0 2–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
AEL Limassol   1–3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 0–3
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   0–2   Copenhagen 0–0 0–2
Feyenoord   2–5   Beşiktaş 1–2 1–3
Grasshoppers   1–3   Lille 0–2 1–1
Standard Liège   2–1   Panathinaikos 0–0 2–1
Notes
  1. ^ UEFA awarded Celtic a 3–0 win due to Legia Warsaw fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński in the second leg. The original match had ended in a 2–0 win for Legia Warsaw.[14]

MatchesEdit

Qarabağ  2–1  Red Bull Salzburg
Dias   2'
Reynaldo   86'
Report Soriano   77'
Red Bull Salzburg  2–0  Qarabağ
Hinteregger   18'34' Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Debrecen  1–0  BATE Borisov
Sidibe   56' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 10,191
BATE Borisov  3–1  Debrecen
A. Valadzko   39'
Rodionov   66'
Krivets   90+4'
Report Sidibe   20' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,788

BATE Borisov won 3–2 on aggregate.


Slovan Bratislava  2–1  Sheriff Tiraspol
Žofčák   42' (pen.)
Mészáros   85'
Report Ricardinho   74'
Sheriff Tiraspol  0–0  Slovan Bratislava
Report
Attendance: 8,753
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Slovan Bratislava won 2–1 on aggregate.


AaB  0–1  Dinamo Zagreb
Report Brozović   49'
Dinamo Zagreb  0–2  AaB
Report Jacobsen   36'85'
Attendance: 8,235

AaB won 2–1 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw  4–1  Celtic
Radović   10'36'
Żyro   84'
Kosecki   90+1'
Report McGregor   8'
Celtic  3–0
Awarded
  Legia Warsaw
Report Żyro   36'
Kucharczyk   61'

4–4 on aggregate. Celtic won on away goals. The second leg originally ended 2–0 to Legia Warsaw but they were later ruled to have forfeited the match after fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński as a substitute; Celtic were therefore awarded the second leg 3–0.


Aktobe  2–2  Steaua București
Korobkin   58'
Arzumanyan   87'
Report Keserü   44'
Prepeliță   78'
Steaua București  2–1  Aktobe
Chipciu   3'
Stanciu   39'
Report Kapadze   85'

Steaua București won 4–3 on aggregate.


Maribor  1–0  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Bohar   90+4' Report
Attendance: 8,120
Maccabi Tel Aviv  2–2  Maribor
Ben Haim   42'
Ben Basat   54'
Report Ibraimi   36'55'

Maribor won 3–2 on aggregate.


HJK  2–2  APOEL
Savage   11'45+1' (pen.) Report De Vincenti   71'
Sheridan   74'
Attendance: 10,189
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
APOEL  2–0  HJK
Sheridan   17'
De Vincenti   43' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 14,271
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

APOEL won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague  4–2  Malmö FF
Lafata   22'51'70'
Kováč   52'
Report Forsberg   17'
Kiese Thelin   27'
Attendance: 12,833
Malmö FF  2–0  Sparta Prague
Rosenberg   35'55' Report
Attendance: 19,322
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

4–4 on aggregate. Malmö FF won on away goals.


Ludogorets Razgrad  0–0  Partizan
Report
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)
Partizan  2–2  Ludogorets Razgrad
Škuletić   30'35' Report Marcelinho   19'21'
Attendance: 18,504

2–2 on aggregate. Ludogorets Razgrad won on away goals.


Zenit Saint Petersburg  3–0  AEL Limassol
Rondón   55'
Danny   88'
Kerzhakov   90' (pen.)
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  0–0[F]  Copenhagen
Report
Attendance: 23,410
Copenhagen  2–0  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Cornelius   36'
Kadrii   52'
Report
Attendance: 18,875

Copenhagen won 2–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord  1–2  Beşiktaş
Te Vrede   90+5' (pen.) Report Pektemek   13'
Koyunlu   71'
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Beşiktaş  3–1  Feyenoord
Ba   28'80'86' Report Manu   74'

Beşiktaş won 5–2 on aggregate.


Grasshoppers  0–2  Lille
Report Corchia   29'
Mendes   49'
Attendance: 7,700
Lille  1–1  Grasshoppers
Balmont   19' Report Abrashi   33'

Lille won 3–1 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  1–2  Standard Liège
Arslanagic   17' (o.g.) Report Mbombo   36'
M'Poku   42'

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

Notes
  1. ^ The match was delayed for 15 minutes before the start of the second half due to fan violence.[15]
  2. ^ The match was played at Olympic Stadium, Kiev instead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's home stadium, Dnipro-Arena, Dnipropetrovsk, due to the pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine.[16]
  3. ^ On 17 July 2014, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Israeli clubs must play their home legs outside of the country "until further notice" due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[11]
  4. ^ The match was played at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh as Celtic's home stadium, Celtic Park, Glasgow, was used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Play-off roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:[17]

  • Champions Route: the ten Champions Route winners of the third qualifying round.
  • League Route: five teams which entered in this round, and the five League Route winners of the third qualifying round.

The draw was held on 8 August 2014.[18]

Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  Red Bull Salzburg[†]
  Steaua București[†]
  APOEL[†]
  Celtic[†]
  BATE Borisov[†]

  Ludogorets Razgrad[†]
  Maribor[†]
  Slovan Bratislava[†]
  Malmö FF[†]
  AaB[†]

  Arsenal
  Porto
  Zenit Saint Petersburg[†]
  Bayer Leverkusen
  Napoli

  Athletic Bilbao
  Lille[†]
  Copenhagen[†]
  Standard Liège[†]
  Beşiktaş[†]

Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 19 and 20 August, and the second legs were played on 26 and 27 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Maribor   2–1   Celtic 1–1 1–0
Red Bull Salzburg   2–4   Malmö FF 2–1 0–3
AaB   1–5   APOEL 1–1 0–4
Steaua București   1–1 (5–6 p)   Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Slovan Bratislava   1–4   BATE Borisov 1–1 0–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Beşiktaş   0–1   Arsenal 0–0 0–1
Standard Liège   0–4   Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–1 0–3
Copenhagen   2–7   Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 0–4
Lille   0–3   Porto 0–1 0–2
Napoli   2–4   Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–3

MatchesEdit

Maribor  1–1  Celtic
Bohar   14' Report McGregor   6'
Celtic  0–1  Maribor
Report Tavares   75'
Attendance: 55,415[20]

Maribor won 2–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg  2–1  Malmö FF
Schiemer   16'
Soriano   54'
Report Forsberg   90'
Malmö FF  3–0  Red Bull Salzburg
Rosenberg   11' (pen.)84'
Eriksson   19'
Report
Attendance: 20,361[22]

Malmö FF won 4–2 on aggregate.


AaB  1–1  APOEL
Thomsen   16' Report Vinícius   54'
APOEL  4–0  AaB
Vinícius   29'
De Vincenti   44'
Aloneftis   64'
Sheridan   75'
Report
Attendance: 18,746[20]

APOEL won 5–1 on aggregate.


Steaua București  1–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
Chipciu   88' Report
Attendance: 35,342[21]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

1–1 on aggregate. Ludogorets Razgrad won 6–5 on penalties.


Slovan Bratislava  1–1  BATE Borisov
Vittek   80' Report Jablonský   44' (o.g.)
BATE Borisov  3–0  Slovan Bratislava
Gordeichuk   41'
Krivets   84'
Rodionov   85'
Report
Attendance: 12,970[20]

BATE Borisov won 4–1 on aggregate.


Beşiktaş  0–0  Arsenal
Report
Arsenal  1–0  Beşiktaş
Sánchez   45+1' Report
Attendance: 59,946[22]

Arsenal won 1–0 on aggregate.


Zenit Saint Petersburg  3–0  Standard Liège
Rondón   30'
Hulk   54' (pen.)58'
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 4–0 on aggregate.


Copenhagen  2–3  Bayer Leverkusen
M. Jørgensen   9'
Amartey   13'
Report Kießling   5'
Bellarabi   31'
Son Heung-min   42'
Bayer Leverkusen  4–0  Copenhagen
Son Heung-min   2'
Çalhanoğlu   7'
Kießling   31' (pen.)65'
Report
Attendance: 23,321[22]

Bayer Leverkusen won 7–2 on aggregate.


Lille  0–1  Porto
Report Herrera   61'
Porto  2–0  Lille
Brahimi   49'
Martínez   69'
Report

Porto won 3–0 on aggregate.


Napoli  1–1  Athletic Bilbao
Higuaín   68' Report Muniain   41'
Attendance: 49,872[21]
Athletic Bilbao  3–1  Napoli
Aduriz   61'69'
Ibai   74'
Report Hamšík   47'
Attendance: 49,017[22]

Athletic Bilbao won 4–2 on aggregate.

StatisticsEdit

There were 212 goals in 90 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.36 goals per match.[23]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   David Lafata   Sparta Prague 8 262
2   Miroslav Radović   Legia Warsaw 5 358
3   Markus Rosenberg   Malmö FF 4 540
4   Stefan Kießling   Bayer Leverkusen 3 163
  Levi Hanssen   HB 3 270
  Demba Ba   Beşiktaş 3 298
  Danko Lazović   Partizan 3 305
  Cillian Sheridan   APOEL 3 329
  Tomas De Vincenti   APOEL 3 330
  Petar Škuletić   Partizan 3 343
  Ibrahima Sidibe   Debrecen 3 353
  Michał Żyro   Legia Warsaw 3 354
  Agim Ibraimi   Maribor 3 519
  Callum McGregor   Celtic 3 540

Source: UEFA.com[24]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   Michał Kucharczyk   Legia Warsaw 3 234
  Josef Hušbauer   Sparta Prague 3 249
  Marat Khairullin   Aktobe 3 296
  Domagoj Antolić   Dinamo Zagreb 3 311
  Tomas De Vincenti   APOEL 3 330
  Darko Brašanac   Partizan 3 353
  Michał Żyro   Legia Warsaw 3 354
  Anderson Mineiro   Aktobe 3 360
  Alexandru Chipciu   Steaua București 3 445
  Adrian Popa   Steaua București 3 448

Source: UEFA.com[25]

ReferencesEdit

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